A. If the lien was placed by DRS, you must pay all past due and current Connecticut state taxes in full in order to have the lien released. For real estate liens, DRS will issue a Certificate of Discharge of Tax Lien to you which you must file with the town clerk's office in the town in which the property is located. For UCC liens, we will issue the discharge to the Connecticut Secretary of State. If you have further questions about a lien, call the DRS Lien Unit during business hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays) at 860-297-5897.
This answer is intended to provide general information concerning a frequently asked question about a current position, policy, or practice associated with the taxes administered by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. It may include an informal interpretation of Connecticut tax law by the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). However, it is not intended to serve as a legal ruling.